Speaker-Byung Hee Hong

Byung Hee Hong
Seoul National University, Korea

Professor, Department of Chemistry, Seoul National University

Director, SNU Graphene Research Center for Convergence Technology


Byung Hee Hong (b. 1971) receivedthe BS (1998), MS (2000) and PhD (2002) degrees in chemistry from POSTECH inKorea. After spending 3.5 years as a postdoctoral researcher at the ColumbiaUniversity (Advisor: Philip Kim), he joined the Department of Chemistry,Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) as an Assistant Professor in 2007. He moved toSeoul National University in 2011 as an Associate Professor. Now, he is a FullProfessor in the Department of Chemistry at Seoul National Univ.

Byung Hee Hong pioneered thelarge-scale synthesis of graphene by CVD, which triggered chemical researchstudies toward the practical applications of graphene. His first report on theCVD synthesis of graphene (Nature 457, 706 (2009)) has recorded the worldhighest citations in chemistry among the papers published since 2009. A yearafter, Byung Hee Hong developed the synthesis of ultra-large graphene based onroll-to-roll methods and applied the material to flexible touch screens (NatureNanotech. 5, 574-578 (2010)), which is believed to be the first demonstrationon the utilization of graphene materials in practical electronic devices.

For this contribution, Byung HeeHong was invited by the Nobel Committee to give a presentation in the NovelSymposium on Graphene, five months prior to the announcement of the NobelPhysics Prize on graphene in 2010. The press release by the Royal SwedishAcademy has cited Byung Hee Hong’s paper as one of the major researchachievements that contributed to the prize, and his achievements are being exhibitedin Nobel Museum. He is a Founding & Regional Editor for 2D Materialsjournal and a Strategic Advisory Council Member for EU Graphene FlagshipProject. He is the Founder & CTO of Graphene Square Inc.(http://www.graphenesq.com), specialized in large-scale production of CVDgraphene for commercial applications.

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Large-ScaleSynthesis of CVD Graphene Films and Graphene Quantum Dots and Their Therapeutic Applications


ByungHee Hong


Departmentof Chemistry & Graphene Research Center for Convergence Technology,

 Seoul National University, 151-747, Seoul,Korea.

E-mail: byunghee@snu.ac.kr



Graphene has unique mechanical,electronic, and optical properties, which researchers have used to developnovel electronic materials including transparent conductors and ultrafasttransistors. Recently, the understanding of various chemical properties of graphenehas facilitated its application in high-performance devices that generate andstore energy. Graphene is now expanding its territory beyond electronic andchemical applications toward biomedical areas such as precise biosensingthrough graphene-quenched fluorescence, graphene-enhanced cell differentiationand growth, and therapeutic applications for neurodegenrative diseases, etc. In this presentation, we willdiscuss the recent efforts to apply graphene, graphene oxides (GO), andgraphene quantum dots (GQDs) to biomedical researches particularly forregenerative medcine.


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[5]   Kim, J. et al. Graphene-Incorporated ChitosanSubstrate for Adhesion and Differentiation of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells. J. Mater. Chem. B. 2013, 1, 933-938.

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